The government is proposing the word "cybersecurity" be included in the country's Computer Misuse Act. It will also harden the legislation to include pre-emptive actions.
This ZDNet blog is hosted by lawyers from two law firms, Pinsent Masons and Olswang, who specialize in the Asia-Pacific ICT sector.
Is there a painless quickfire way to ensure compliance with Singapore's new data protection legislation? Simply put, no.
Singapore finally passed its Personal Data Protection Act last week. Which businesses will be most affected? And will it favor the Goliaths over the Davids?
Amy Cheong, ex-assistant director of NTUC, had a Facebook posting that lit the Singapore Internet scene and got her fired.
The country's Internet regulators swung into action by getting the anti-Muslim film "Innocence of Muslims" restricted on YouTube. The question remains whether such moves are effective.
The proposed bill gets its first reading in Parliament on Tuesday, carrying a key provision which looks at the transfer of data outside Singapore.
Software glitch which led to US$440 million losses highlights need for software contracts need to be drafted carefully.
One of the most common questions raised by companies wanting to find a way around the upcoming data protection legislation is whether they can simply outsource their marketing efforts to a contractor outside Singapore. This myth needs to be debunked.
A report last week suggested that PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia had submitted a bid to buy PacNet in a deal that could value the latter at US$1 billion, including debt. The bid was later denied.
An intermediary in Internet terms is a facilitator for communication. It could refer to a telecom service provider, such as an ISP (Internet service provider), a Web hosting provider or an Internet Content Host, such as a forum or social media site where content can be posted by third parties.
In the upcoming Law Society of Singapore-LAWASIA E-commerce and Communications international conference, entitled "Regulating a New World Order", legal eagles from Asia will be gathering to discuss emerging trends in the tech world.The focus seems to be very much on data protection and social media, with the two topics covering more than half of the airtime.
Some cinemas in Singapore have announced that they will be installing CCTVs on their premises--the operators hope to use the cameras to spot movie pirates as well as resolve disputes with customers.While up to now, installing CCTVs have been done with relative ease, with the upcoming Personal Data Protection Act, there are implications which property owners should consider.
A few people have recently asked me what a quashing order is, so here's a quick brief on it.The queries cames from news reports that Singapore's NBN NetCo OpenNet had sought a quashing order against the government.
It's happened. Singapore's draft personal data protection act was released last Monday alongside a public consultation.
The announcement that Singapore possibly could have cyberbullying legislation has got commentators all hot and bothered.Some suggested an Internet code of conduct, while others pointed to finetuning that proposal with a bottom-up instead of a top-down approach.